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The Kings have plenty reason to celebrate

The Kings have plenty reason to celebrate

The Kings have plenty reason to celebrate their
 last season in Arco Arena. They have celebrated
 the first of six Legends Nights honoring former
 players that made an impact on the team. Last night,
 Sacramento welcomed back TNT Analyst Chris
 Webber and former point guard Mike Bibby.
 Together they reminisced about their time in a
Kings uniform where they played in front of a sellout
crowd every night despite not winning a NBA Championship.

But no worries because the new and improved
 team put on a show tonight against a Chicago Bulls
 team without both starters, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol.
Sacramento handed the Bulls their first loss on the road
this season snapping a six-game winning streak on the road.
 The Kings 103-88 win improved them to 7-5 their best
 start since the 2006-07 season. In a rare nationally televised game, Sacramento did not disappoint.

"I don't care if we're on TNT or the Home Shopping Network," said head coach Michael Malone. "We needed to get back to playing Kings basketball, which is defending, sharing the ball, and valuing the ball. We did a great job of that tonight."

Sacramento outscored Chicago 22-7 in the final eight minutes. DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds despite having five fouls. Rudy Gay added 20 points and Darren Collison finished with 17 points and a season-high 12 assists. The Kings went on a 11-1 run in the third when Joaquin Noah threw a tantrum toward the bench after being called for a foul after battling for a rebound along with Cousins.

"I think that was a big part of the swing, and you try to manage that as best as you can," head coach Tom Thibodeau said regarding foul trouble. "So, we're going to have to correct that."

"I think frustration is part of the game," said Noah. "You just got to be able to control your emotions the best way possible. I'm an emotional player but I want to win the game so I just have to be smarter, learn from my mistakes, and keep it moving."

The legends of the future are making a name for themselves early with sharing the ball. Credit Collison for recording his second straight double-double and getting the offense involved early. He had 23 assists and only one turnover in his past two games. Collision also recorded six rebounds, one steal and one block.

Billiards-Pankaj AdvaniI-mixed start as he lost to Peter Gilchrist

Pankaj Arjan Advani born 24 July 1985 in Pune is an India professional player
 of English billiards and former professional snooker player.Former champion
 Pankaj Advani had a mixed start as he lost to Peter Gilchrist 2-3 but beat
Brian Harvey 3-0 in his next outing at the World Championship.
Ace cueist Pankaj Advani will spearhead the strong Indian contingent of 17
 men and two women in the World Billiards Championship in Leeds,
 commencing on October 20.

Following on from the interview with Pankaj Advani, I went along to watch
 him in the final of the 2012 World Billiards Championship.

Pankaj Advani proved his class once again as he notched up his seventh
World Billiards Championship title after beating England's Mike Russell
 in the final.

Pankaj Advani is an Indian Billiards and Snooker player, and is considered
 to be the best Billiards player India has got after Geet Sethi, the maestro.

Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional
 snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat.

Worsened UNC Academic Fraud

The latest investigation found that university leaders, faculty members and
 staff missed or just ignored flags that could've stopped the problem years
 earlier. More than 3,100 students -- about half of them athletes -- benefited
 from sham classes and artificially high grades in the formerly named African
 and Afro-American Studies department AFAM in Chapel Hill.

A report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein
 indicates that the bogus classes ended in 2011. The university has since
overhauled the department and implemented new policies, but it must wait
 to find out whether the damaging new details lead to more problems with
 the agency that accredits the school. The NCAA, which has reopened its
 investigation into academic misconduct, could also have concerns of lack
 of institutional control.

"Bad actions of a relatively few number of people were definitely compounded
 by inaction and the lack of really appropriate checks and balances,
 Chancellor Carol Folt said Thursday.And it was together that really allowed
 this to persist for such a length of time."

The issues outlined in the report were jarring, including the clear involvement
 of athletic counselors who steered athletes into those bogus classes. From 1993
 to 2011, those classes required no attendance and required only a research
 paper that received A's and B's without regard for quality, a cursory review
often performed by an office secretary who also signed the chairman's name to grade rolls.

Those two people -- retired administrator Deborah Crowder and former
 chairman Julius Nyang'oro -- were at the center of the scheme. But
Wainstein's report also notes school officials failed to act on their suspicions
 or specific concerns that came to their attention. It all added up to a series
 of missed chances to stop the fraud and instead allowed it to escalate.

Accreditation questions are now facing the university.

San Francisco Giants- real giants

That's the long and short of it from Igor Vovkovinskiy, 29, who at 7-feet,
 8.33-inches is recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest man
 in the U.S., and George Bell, a 7-foot-8, former Harlem Globetrotter.

Neither Vovkovinskiy nor Bell have been following the Giants, and they
don't have a big interest in the World Series.

"To be honest, I haven't watched baseball in a few years," Vovkovinskiy
told HuffPost. "It's too slow. I prefer hockey, football or soccer."

Unlike Native Americans who say the Washington Redskins' team name
 is a racial slur, Bell is not offended by the Bay Area baseball club.

an Francisco's star catcher Buster Posey and the other Giants aren't getting
 much love from 7-foot-4 Dave Rasmussen, who hails from Milwaukee.

"I'm aligned with the Brewers and the Royals have six former Brewers
 so I'm rooting for them," he told HuffPost.

While real-life giants aren't rooting for San Francisco, some so-called
 nobility aren't supporting the Kansas City Royals either.

Count Jeffrey Grimshaw, a Vermonter who purchased his English title for
 around $400 back in 2003, says he stopped rooting for the Kansas City
 baseball club after the George Brett era in the 1980s.

Townsend's success has also been helpful in silencing the critics

Townsend's success has also been helpful in silencing the critics. She splits her training time between Chicago, where she began playing and first met Murray at the age of 6, and Washington, D.C., where she trains with former Wimbledon runner-up Zina Garrison.
Ranked number one in the world in the junior division in 2012, Townsend burst onto the Grand Slam scene this year, reaching the third round in the French Open and also earning wild-card berths to participate in both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, where she lost to Serena Williams, the tournament's eventual winner, in the first round last month.

Another statistics also serve to quiet the critics: a total of 22 XS Tennis players have earned full-ride college scholarships and the organization's free in-school tennis programs serves 2,000 CPS students annually.

Murray compared the impact of his pupil's success to that of the Jackie Robinson West youth baseball team, who earlier this year won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Given his program's growth, he hopes other minority tennis clubs across the country will duplicate the model he's created and spread additional access to the sport to black neighborhoods.

"Taylor is a living, breathing example of what is possible if you have access," he said. "And she should not be the last kid to make it out of the city of Chicago [in tennis]."

Besides easing the worries of potential investors, Townsend's rise has also had a major impact on the other young players training at the center.

Roger Goodell Admits NFL-Recent Failures

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits that the league's recent failures start with him, but has no plans on resigning. In his first public appearance in more than a week, Goodell vowed to improve the NFL's personal conduct policy as it relates to domestic violence and win back the credibility that the league has lost.

"Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong," Goodell said on Friday. "That starts with me."

With the NFL facing perhaps its most public crisis ever, Goodell had remained conspicuously absent until addressing the media in New York City on Friday. At the start of his prepared remarks, he again admitted that the NFL mishandled the domestic violence case involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

"I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter, and I'm sorry for that," Goodell told reporters. "But now I will get it right."

The NFL's mishandling of Rice's domestic violence case as well as its inaction in cases involving Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers and Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers has drawn widespread criticism in recent weeks. The scrutiny increased after Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in a child abuse case. As the Vikings stumbled in their attempts to discipline Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, throughout the week, Goodell remained silent on the matter.

"We strongly, strongly condemn and will punish behavior that is totally unacceptable: Domestic violence, including child abuse, sexual assault, irresponsible ownership or handling of fire arms, the illegal use of alcohol or drugs. These activities must be condemned and stopped through education and discipline," Goodell said on Friday. "Our standards and the consequences of falling short must be clear, consistent and current. They must be implemented through procedures that are fair and transparent."

Acknowledging the league's failure to adequately deal with these issues, Goodell announced that changes will be made to the NFL's personal conduct policy, including the implementation of a set of transparent rules for teams and the league to follow. Goodell hopes to have these new personal conduct policies in place by the Super Bowl and will meet with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith next week on the topic. He intends to establish a "conduct committee" to develop procedures for conduct problems.

"Nothing is off the table," Goodell said, indicating that his role in player discipline may be limited or altered going forward.